Katie is the Director of Learning at BirdBrain Technologies, a spin off educational robotics company from Carnegie Mellon University. Katie regularly consults with cross-sector education stakeholders worldwide, facilitating the localized development of educational programs, professional learning workshops and instructional materials.
Recently Katie has been invited to join U.S state, federal, and international education policy and diplomacy efforts. She served on the Women in STEM roundtable discussion at the Pennsylvania governor’s office, as a Pennsylvania delegate to the State-Federal STEM Summit in Washington, DC, and as a U.S. Speaker in Morocco, sponsored by the U.S. State Department.
Currently, Katie is developing a game to teach systems thinking to educators. She also serves on the development team of the Neighborhood Resilience Project, which seeks to scale the Trauma Informed Community Development framework in ally communities across the United States.